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Guinean Rapper Anny Kassy Shares The Visuals For 'Nimba'

Watch Guinean MC Anny Kassy's striking animated visuals for "Nimba," the title track off her recent LP.


Conakry, Guinea-based MC Anny Kassy released her 12-track sophomore album late last year. Nimba, named after the goddess of fertility in Guinea, was recorded through Kassy's pregnancy and follows in the vein of her 2005 Ghetto Khibaroui LP which featured raps "against the military system of Lansana Conté, for education for all (and girls in particular) and describe[d] the harsh life conditions of people in Guinea." Kassy recently shared the striking visuals for her latest album's title track, produced by frequent Art Melody beatmaker Redrum. Watch the music video and stream Nimba in its entirety below, out now on Tentacule Records.

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This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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